‘Last Supper’ a 1,500-Year-old Papyrus found gives insight into Christianity

September 7, 2014 11:47 AM

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‘Last Supper’ a 1,500-Year-old Papyrus found gives insight into Christianity

A 1,500-year-old papyrus charm thought to be “the first ever found to refer to the Last Supper and use magic in the Christian context” has been discovered in the vaults of a Manchester library of John Rylands Research Institute in the UK.

Researchers uncovered the ancient papyrus, written in Greek and dated between 574 and 660. The captivating papyrus document from Roman Egypt was held by the library since 1901 but was found when Roberta Mazza was looking through thousands of papyri kept in the library vault.

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